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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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3,422 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,422
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 299 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008)
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Ratings: 3,422 | Reviews: 660 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of magictrokini
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Umm, wow. Pours hazy orange-gold with an impressive short-but-thick white head. Colossal citrus/floral hop aroma. Grapefruit and pine oil just pound you in the face. The taste surpasses the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and truckloads of resin. A tad more citrus than earthy pine, but who cares. Just a little caramel malt to give it a hint of sweetness. I really have to thank the Green Flash guys for not making the chronic mistake of putting too much malt in and making this a sour-candy DIPA. Its nearly perfect the way it is.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tbryan5, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear amber, light copper with 2 fingers of off white head. A big streaks of lace are left behind.

S - Big resiny hops. Candied citrus alcohol. Peach, mango and pine with some light bready malt.

T - Big resiny piney hops followed but a touch of candied citrus. High in bitterness and hop flavor. Sweet caramel malt that blends with the candied citrus and a touch of alcohol. Slightly dank, grapefruit, peach and citrus piths.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry lingering finish feels like you could scrape the hops resins out of your mouth.

D - I think this beer is appropriately named. Glad I picked this up last time in Chicago.

brewcrew76, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -3.8%

josephwa, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Keith_R, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of beergoot
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour revealed a deep golden yellow body with a big, fluffy, billowy, white head; nice, small, gently rising carbonation bubbles. Big citrus and pine hop aroma with an underlying caramel malt character; grapefruit. Excellent meld of luscious malt sugars with hard biting yet controlled hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; dry finish.

The relatively crazy hop IBUs definitely make their presence known, and as long as you know what you're getting yourself into, then this IIPA should make your day. Although the crazy-mad hop bittering character is there, the malt sweetness and toasted grain notes also make their presence felt, making for a wild and wonderful ale experience.

beergoot, May 23, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a small off white head, with very good retention and spotty lacing. Has a strong aroma with grapefruit, pine, citrus zest, onion, and caramel. Smells like there is should be a lot of malt sweetness.

There is a good amount of sweetness and hop bitterness in the taste, with caramel, grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, onion, and oranges. Tastes about as sweet as I thought it would, based on the aroma.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Leaves a sticky sweet feeling in the mouth after each sip. Resinous with a dry finish. The alcohol is well disguised for a 9.50 % abv beer. Well worth trying if you get the chance.

hardy008, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -3.8%

avisong, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rekrule, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JohnParadee, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of nlmartin
3/5  rDev -27.9%

nlmartin, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -3.8%

BeerBucks, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -3.8%

nh2032, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Resuin, May 04, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CelticAleMan, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of KYGunner
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big fluffy airy head sits a top a clean copper body. The lacing was tremendous with thick lines of foam.

The scent is earthy, herbal hops. Sweet caramel malt sits to the background with ever so slight appearances of grapefruit rind.

My palate detects so many fruits that would be atypical of the style. I catch watermelon, kiwi, strawberry and a bitter grapefruit. Caramel malt flavor is evident and supports the whole taste.

For something called Palate Wrecker this is surprisingly clean. There is a bitter side with some astringency but it's not off putting.

I'm not sure why my palate perceived this in such a fashion but Damn I like it.

KYGunner, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DRBiser, May 25, 2014
Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -3.8%

DoctorB2B, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ssimpson89, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -3.8%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very nice pour for an IPA. Orange and clear and a super white 2 finger head with tight bubbles and great retention.

Smells wonderfully citrus hops screamin from the glass.

Taste - Very flavorful up front, with the hops really kicking in on the finish with some lingering bitterness. The more I sip, the more bitter it gets. A little too much raw bitterness for my preference.

Mouthfeel - Warm, buttery and thick. Very nice for an Imperial.

Overall - Many IPA's with scary hop names end up being tame and flavorful. The Palate Wrecker is the first one that has an accurate title. It truly is a hop bomb and bitter on the palate.

bubseymour, Mar 13, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,422 ratings.